523 East Franklin will be named CHART to be able to promote, brand and support the space as a location to be visited. It will be a collaborative project space between the town of Chapel Hill (Jeff York, Public Arts Administrator) and UNC’s Art Department (Professor elin o’Hara slavick), with a 3-year renewable contract/lease with an "out clause" for both parties.
I'm not sure what to say. Interesting at a minimum. And by the way the capitalization of Professor o'Hara's name is correct. maybe she's related to e.e. cummings in some way?
Take a look at the blog post and proposal and let me know what you think.
As an alternative, the Town is also looking at a proposal to create the 523 Arts Incubator within the building. Knowing the cost of studio space (any space!) in Carrboro and Chapel Hill this seems a reasonable thing to look at.
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